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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fines for broadcasting Williams' f-word? WTF?

Posted by on Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 8:48 PM

WRAL explains why broadcasters likely won't face punitive action for transmitting UNC coach Roy Williams' indiscreet use of a word that has been part of the English lexicon for several centuries.

But then, ours is a culture in which CBS was assessed a $550,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission for unwittingly broadcasting an image of Janet Jackson's nipple. (The fine was tossed out by a federal court last year.)

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